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Author Topic: R.I.P. Joe Kubert  (Read 1237 times)

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Offline Johnny Unusual

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R.I.P. Joe Kubert
« on: August 13, 2012, 06:07:07 PM »


One of the most influential comic book artists of all time died recently.  Is it just me or do the greats in the comic book industry keep working well into old age and still produce awesome stuff:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/joe-kubert-comic-book-artist-and-educator-dies-at-85/article4479746/

Read the War That Time Forgot recently.  Not great, but the last few chapters had Kubert art and it really elevated the entire experience. 

Here's some of his work:













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Re: R.I.P. Joe Kubert
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 12:41:25 AM »
A really fine artist, especially in the 60s when they were thin on the ground.  His sons aren't bad either.

RIP.


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Re: R.I.P. Joe Kubert
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 03:22:35 PM »
New to the forums... saw this post, brought me a smile.

Joe and my grandma grew up together in Dover, NJ. Our families have been close for a while. I was lucky enough to have taken some cartooning classes at Joe's school (it was a cold trailer on a lawn) in the early 90s, and have befriended Andy and Adam and their wives and children by visiting their art store and buying comics there every week. All of the Kuberts are fantastic people, truly a blessed family -- extraordinarily talented and creative, and very down to earth.

I was saddened when Joe died. The comic world really lost a legend. RIP


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Re: R.I.P. Joe Kubert
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 01:51:17 AM »
I forgot this happened so recently.  It hasn't been a year yet.  But yeah, he's pretty amazing.  I haven't read much of his work, but his latter day Sgt. Rock stuff was great.